Monday, December 15, 2008

It's BasicGrey & Hero Arts Sketch Week!!!

I told you it would be something big!

BasicGrey and Hero Arts have teamed up to bring you a week's worth of sketches and inspiration over on the Hero Blog (and here too, of course!)! Headed by the amazing Jennifer McGuire, the Hero girls and I have created some really fun projects all based on sketches! Sketches are such fantastic timesavers and creative block destroyers that I can't get enough of them! So glad to be working with Hero during this week! Add to it that we're all using the same products each day so you'll really get to see diverse ways to use them!

To kick off the fun, we are pairing BasicGrey's newest line Bittersweet with Hero Arts' Patterned Hearts, an adorable new stamp set for 2009 that they just sneaked today! So let's get started :)

I did a layout for our first joint project. There are couple of techniques I used that you might find fun to try. First I cut away a large circle from my main base page, then mounted another page under it. I liked the the depth it created which is quite a bit different than if I had just cut a circle and mounted it on top of my base. For the "conversation hearts" I used Hero's Patterned Hearts stamped with white pigment ink onto white cardstock. I then embossed them with clear embossing powder. When that was done, I rubbed various shades of chalk ink over them to get this fun "resist". I finished by cutting them out with decorative scissors and scattering about my page. And because I couldn't find a title I wanted that fit in the space I had, I created my own in Word and cut it out with a craft knife.
Supplies:
BasicGrey Bittersweet Papers: Almond Toffee , Vanilla Fudge, Essence, Blushing Pink
BasicGrey Bittersweet Element Stickers
BasicGrey Bittersweet Chip Sticker ABCs
Hero Arts Patterned Hearts

Other:
Bazzill CS
Colorbox (Clearsnap) Chalk ink
Versacolor (Tsukineko) White Pigment Ink
Ranger Clear Embossing Powder
Queen & Co. brad
Zig Brown journaling pen


Here's the sketch Hero created off my layout so that you can create something fun of your own:
Now hurry and head over to Hero's blog for a card sketch by Jen and several other Bittersweet/Hero projects! I understand there's some great challenges you can participate in to win some goodies! (Here's a little sneak of her project...Isn't her son soooo cute!?!)

But before you go, be sure to post a comment (about the holidays, your favorite sketch site, your favorite BG or Hero products - anything, really!) sometime this week and you'll be entered to win a HUMONGOUS holiday package filled with goodies from both companies (and many others!) And be sure to check back each day this week for more Hero Arts and BasicGrey!

Happy Monday, all!

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Jingle said...

Oh, I SO love Basic Grey! Combine that with Hero stamps and...oh, it's just a really good thing! These are great samples!

Sarah said...

I'm SO excited for this week... I love both BG and HA... My favourite BG line right now is Urban Prairie for girls and Offbeat for the boys. I'm also diggin' SO many of the new HA stamps. Lots of yummy stuff!

anniekate said...

Love this! What an exciting week it's going to be. I love the GOT SKETCH website by Janna Wilson and Valerie Salmon. Also, my favorite BG line right now is Figgy Pudding

Anonymous said...

I love your page, Kelly...such a great job with that sketch. I love the Basic Grey Figgy pudding papers. I'm working on them right now with my cards.

Have a happy holiday season, Kelly!

Alicia Giess (gumpgirl)

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

OH my!!! Another awesome week!!! LOVE your sketch...and thanks for all the details...

My favorite BG line???? Hmm... Perhaps has always been a fave!!!

Something about the holidays? My dd and I made 11 dozen cookies yesterday! Yahoo! Finally getting somewhere!!!!

My fave Hero Arts stamp(s)???? The Design Block Tree is awesome! But those hearts you used match my butterflies!!!! Cuteness!

Looking forward to an entire BG & HA week!

Rebecca said...

I am obsessed with BG. I can't walk by a pack of it in the store without purchasing. And then it's so pretty I am loathe to actually use it! It's bad, really, really bad!!!

Anonymous said...

Sultry is my favorite line. You used it to scrap my all-time favorite picture of my daughter.

Kristin said...

I can't choose a fav BG line...seriously, I love them all! I haven't scrapped in soooo long but I think I'm going to use this sketch to get my mojo flowing again. Thanks for the inspiration!

Stefanie said...

I turn to Basic Grey at the beginning of any project, their plains just go with everything. I have just bought Recess as the children go back to school in January and I'm going to be ready!
I have used the Wassail for many of my Christmas LO's especially Brandy Butter.

Tracey Kuzniak said...

Basic Grey is definitely one of my favorite scrapbooking lines. I also love Valerie Salmon and page maps for sketches. Would love for hero arts stamps so I could participate in their challanges. Thanks for the chance to win :)

elana k said...

I love your layout with that new BG! If I had to choose a favorite, I am loving Urban Prairie and Offbeat right now (working on Christmas projects with both...). Can't wait to see the rest of this week!

Something holiday related, yesterday I got a couple of no-knit scarves made for gifts, so yay!

LoRi said...

Beautiful layout! I can't wait to get my hands on Bittersweet. I wish I had time to scrap this month but I'll have to wait 'til January!

Kristin Fredrick said...

Love all these fun new products! Sooo gorgeous! My favorite line? Probably Urban Prarie at the moment. I love flipping throught the pack. They're so fun and colorful!

Tabitha K said...

I love the way the hearts came out! That LO is so adorable! My fave BG line right now is Wassil.

Kelly said...

I love how you can use boy pics with pinks and purples! Very nice:)
My favorite BG line??? Oh I love all of them! If I must choose one then it's Mellow. Yummy!

Tracey said...

That is an absolutely gorgeous layout! I love the colours!

Catherine said...

Just love Hero Arts Stamps my favorite holiday stamps are the various trees. My favorite Basic Grey Line is Wassail - love the colors. Thanks for the inspiration!

Heather said...

what a perfect combination! and of course, as always, love your samples!! Happy holidays!

MANDEE said...

I love this, what an exciting week!

purplegirl said...

We are having so much fun here getting ready for the holidays! My kids & I made some really cute glittered monogram gift-tags for presents and some fun cards. My favorite Sketch site is pagemaps.com and the new Bittersweet line is so yummy and cute! That was a really sweet idea with the stamps doing a resist technique. My favorite Basic Grey at the moment is the Urban Prairie line. I could roll around in a pile of it. The colors and patterns are so scrumptious. Now if I could just cut it up without having seperation anxiety. HA ha.

Anonymous said...

Love Basic Grey, all of it really! But I especially loved the Holiday line Dasher! The best thing about Basic Grey is that it is so versitile! I have used the Dasher line in summer layouts as well as winter! And the quality is superior! Thank you Kelly for keeping us up to speed on the new releases!! Merry Christmas!!

Robin (robinzberdz)

Leesa said...

This is going to be an awesome week! I am truly in love with BasicGrey and love me some Hero stamps! I cannot wait to see what you bring us everyday!!! I'd have to say that currently my favorite line is Urban Prairie. There are just so many things to do with it! I am also loving Offbeat and Two Scoops.

Christina in MI said...

Thanks for the inspiration. I'm working on February layouts for my LSS and this is a great idea embossing the hero arts heart stamps! I just love your designs!

Pegg S said...

Basic Grey and Hero Arts are my 2 favorite companies ! Quality products with amazing designs. I just used the 2 companies in my Christmas cards this year - I will post to the Hero Arts Flickr pool!

Kim M said...

I had already been over to the Hero blog and fell in love with that sketch and layout. That Bittersweet line is already on my wish list, it is soooo pretty, what can I say, this girl loves pink!! I am a big fan of Valerie Salmon's sketches, I just love how she layers pp in most all of her sketches.

Becky said...

here is the anything..i am so tired today i can't think of anything to post other than i am so tired. my husband and i started a pact to work out every day last night (part for the holidays part just for health in general) and i am exhausted today. can't keep my eyes open. can barely thing straight! oh my.

Lynn said...

I absolutely LOVE to stamp on my scrapbook pages so I am looking forward to this week on the Hero Arts blog. And I was able to snag a few of the new releases for 2009 this past Friday at a stamp store near my house and can't think of a better reason to ink those babies up! YAY!

Anonymous said...

I can't pick a favorite BG line because I love them all. Their Christmas lines are so much fun to work with right now.
Heidi H.

Erin said...

What a great pair. Basic Grey and Hero Arts. wow..I love the heart stamps. How cute are they...

Lisa S. said...

How exciting!!! I'm trying to stay focused on Christmas at the moment, but *HOW FUN* and *BEAUTIFUL* Valentines Day is going to be!! Your layout is absolutely gorgeous (along with that beautiful child of yours!) Thanks for sharing and have a great week!

Melanie said...

Okay first off....LOOOOOOVE the layout! Such an awesome look!
I'm waaaay excited about this week! I'm in love with BG and have a huge paper rack devoted to nothing buy BG! I haven't played with stamps a whole lot, but after seeing that layout, I can't wait to get some stamps and start playing with them in my layouts!
My favorite BG lines right now Sultry and Urban Prairie..Lily Kate is always a winner with me too, oh yes and Pheobe! MMM...something about the holidays...well, my daughter was upset the other night and told my husband that she was going to tell santa not to bring him anything. That was hilarious to us!

Soooo looking forward to this week!!!

Anonymous said...

kelly - you are so darn creative. Makes me want to leave work right now and go home and play!!!

Mary Rogers

Robin said...

"heart" the new bittersweet papers. My favorite BG line right now is Urban Prairie - Just got an order of it in the mail and can't wait to play - love the birds and colors.

Susan Beth said...

Very cute project/page, and I love your details about how you did each of the techniques. And the depth issue is a great thing!

Lariza said...

I loooove BG, I'm so addicted! I have two girls so my favorite BG lines right now Sultry, Urban Prairie, Lily Kate and Pheobe!
I NEED these HA stamps and BG paper. Can't wait to see your next project!!!

BabeCaddy said...

Basic Grey is my all time favorite paper line... My past favorites have been Romani, Color Me Silly, Figgy Pudding... I have almost all of the past lines, I have not been able to get any of the newer stuff for a while, but maybe for Christmas... HeHe! As for Hero Arts...well there really are not any words, they have always been my fav!!!!

Awesome Layout...

Lauri Greene said...

What a fun giveaway! I love Pagemaps for sketches, they seem to be so easy to use! I think my favorite BG Line would be Sulty, I just love the colors in that line!

Pepper Potts said...

As if I didn't love Basic Grey and your stuff enough already...coupled with those HeroArts stamps just rocks!!! So adorable! I am off to check out those other blogs now! :)

Cathy said...

your stuff is so fun, and is beautiful!! I love these stamps, and what you did with them is awesome!! :)

Gwen said...

I LOVE this layout! These stamps and paper are so awesome together.

For sketches, two of my favorite sites are Pencil Lines and PageMaps. Lots of great go-to ideas there for me.

Fleursbydesign said...

I 'heart' Basic Grey - I loved the Christmas line and can't wait to see the new line. I have used Hero Arts with Basic Grey for my Christmas cards and presents and I can't wait to pair them together again!

Debby L. said...

I love the Basic Grey Wassail product line! Over the weekend, made the cutest pillow boxes for gift card holders from several sheets of the Wassail paper.

Melinda said...

I love most all BG but Offbeat is my current fave. Hero Arts has so many great stamps...my fave is the large snowflake...probably since it is being used so much right now.

DrAudra said...

Love this LO!!! Always love some inspiration:) Perfect for somewhat newbies like me...Thanks!

shara said...

I love this new paper line. Super Adorable!!! My favorite sketches come from inspiredblueprints.com.

Jenny B in Indy said...

That layout is absolutely gorgeous, Kelly!
You know, I have tons of stamps and never stamp then cut out the design.. I need to start doing that and get more use out of my stamps! You've shown me with this layout how cool it can be and awesome embossing/coloring.. that technique looks cool!!

I love this new line.. It's very pretty and would work great for my Wedding layouts as those are my colors. Maybe once I get my hands on Bittersweet I will actually start my Wedding album. I've been putting it off for years. YIKES!

My favorite Basic Grey line is hands down Ambrosia. I can't get enough of it!
I think that since having my little guy I've really started to love the color orange .. I use it alot on his layouts and the orange in Ambrosia really caught my eye and makes me happy. I can't tell you how many times I've use that line and how versatile it is.
It ROCKS!!!

Sarah and the rest of the family said...

I love the card you made here!!!

Basic Grey's site is still one of my favorite places to go when I need inspiration. I still go throught my magazine stashes, too.

MNJackson said...

What a BIG week. I love all of Basic Grey papers and Hero Arts stamps!! What a winning combination. I love the hero arts bird sets and Christmas stamps as well as the new "Bittersweet" Basic Grey papers. Can't wait to get started on a new project.

Angela M. said...

Love BG! This new line is SO cute! My favorite sketch site is pagemaps. Love all the variety of sketches they have on there. Off to play in the snow with my kids! Love this time of year!!

Karen said...

I am in love with Basic Grey Sultry and Eva 6 X 6 paper pads. I am primarily a card maker and these small scale patterns are gorgous.

Debbi said...

What's not to love about Basic Grey and Hero Arts. I'm just starting to get into the stamping part of scrapbooking but am beginning to see it's a must. Thanks for sharing all your ideas and a chance at a giveaway. Have a Blessed and Merry Christmas.
debbim

PamS said...

Basic Grey has been my favorite for a long time. I love the sketch today. Am already deciding how to apply it to my next crafting session.

Anonymous said...

Love your layouts. Of course your cute kiddo's make them all the better. I follow Jen Mc more for layout ideas/sketches.
Merry Christmas !
Sher

#1 Buckeye Fan said...

WOW! I love that new BG line with the new Hero Arts Stamps.

As for favorite BG line, I hate to pick, but I really love this year's Christmas line Wassail.

I can't wait to see some more stuff! :)

Anonymous said...

It is not a Manic Monday today as we have a snow day - YEAH! So I have been working on some cards and New Year's Eve invitations. I love those BG colors and of course the new Hero Arts stamps! Enjoy your day everyone!!!!!! Staying warm today with a wind chill warning!
sUSAn

Louise said...

My favorite BG line is Ava, but I think I will really be enjoying Wassail this holiday. Just made a bunch of placecards with the "treelot" paper and added stems (from the brown solid backside), adhered them to little tentcards and stamped everyone's names on little tags. As for sketches. I guess I use pagemaps mostly and Hero - those hearts look adorable. Fingers crossed that you'll pick me! Happy holidays. Beautiful page and great use of both mfg's on your page.

Louise

Vivian said...

Here's one of my favorite skectch sites :

So Sketchy!!!

Valerie B said...

I too love that I can see my favorite product lines being used together. Great work!

Sharpshooting by Sherri said...

I enjoy working with BG so much, favorite is and always has been Black tie.

Geralyn said...

This is great! Love your layout. I really love Basic Grey paper; my current favorite lines right now are Offbeat and Urban Prairie :)

kristen t. said...

I follow your website for inspiration and the like - but i would just like to say that i never win give aways. but its cool though... since im busy (whos not really with 2 toddlers and a husband?!?) i use the pagemaps by becky fleck. its easy, virtually foolproof - so not even i can screw it up! i also bought donna downeys book since all the photos came from 4x6 - which is what i mostly do since its so convenient and right from the printer. without editing any photos, its a great book. and a simple design! ive just recently started using some more of bg's product lime - i use it for my sweet adorable baby girl!

Erin Glee said...

I love the "Urban Prarie" line of Basic Grey, but I can't wait to try the new "Bittersweet" line you used for you lo here~so BEAUTIFUL! (Really , all Bacic Grey is...Mmmm!)

Szilvi said...

Oh, I love, love, love sketches! Pencillines and PageMaps are my favourite sketch sites. Sketches makes the process so much easier. I'm so glad that Hero Arts is hosting a sketch week now. And what a great choice to cooperate with BG. Two premium brands together. Yummmy.

loriann said...

I love, love, love the pinks and heart. Always afraid to use those on my boys layouts.. Thanks for making me see out side the box.. Love your work.. Merry Christmas.

Becs Attwood said...

I Love Basic Grey, Hero Arts, Jennifer McGuire & your work so it's going to be a great week. I am loving the BG Wassail line this Christmas...the beautiful papers brought to mind quilting fabric so I've made some little paper quilts on some of this year's cards. The new Bittersweet stuff looks great too...pink & brown work so well together.

1scrappycat said...

I don't normally use sketches but they definitely look helpful, I'm looking forward to trying them out this week!

Gayle said...

Gosh, I don't think I can just pick one favorite Basic Grey product, but I think maybe my overall favorite thing about Basic Grey is how often a new line comes out. I love the sticker alphabet sheets, and the 6x6 paper pads!

antenucci said...

I love that new BG, hadn't seen that yet. I just got my hands on the wassil and it is great. I love the Hero stamps also, I don't have many ... yet!

ConnieC said...

Neat. I can't wait to see all the sketches this week. I need some inspiration

Dani said...

I always love it when two of my favorite product lines get together for a little creative collaboration!! Thanks, Kelly! I can't wait to try out some of your techniques, and I loooove the new Hero Arts heart stamps!

Karen D said...

Karen HI I love the sketches you introduced, the three small trees by HA and the new BG . so looking forward to this week i love making cookies with my grandchildren for xmas and being with family over the holidays

kristina said...

That new Bittersweet line is beautiful! Loved the sketch and your layout on the Hero Arts blog today, Kelly!! Great job! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!!

Stephanie said...

Love that layout Kelly! SO fun to see you teaming up with Hero Arts!
As for paper, I've been using Offbeat and Urban Prairie a lot lately!

Cass said...

Wow! BG paired with HA! What a dream combination!

Julie said...

Wow BG and Hero tw o of my fav products to work with. Love what you have put togther. Looks great.

Lisa VdV said...

Who knew that you would turn into such a stamper!!! :) Absolutely gorgeous work Kel. The stamps and BG are awesome but you made them awesomer :)

Tammi said...

I love this layout that you did with the new BG and Hero Arts stamps...soooo cute!! Can't wait to play with them myself!

TammyB said...

how awesome - love both of these companies

Anonymous said...

Your layout is just fabulous... love that new line... I think my favourite line by Basic Grey is the Perhaps Line... I just love the green tones... also love the Infuse Line as well!!! I have never tried the Hero Arts Stamps but fell in love with their bling so I imagine that they are as equally exquisite!!!

Happy Holidays Kelly!!!

Avril (avrilbd)

Jamie D. said...

My favorite BG line is Urban Prairie - I just finished two mini books that I'm giving as presents to my mom and Mother-in-Law for Christmas. It has so many fun colors and great designs. I love BG!

Jodee said...

Two of my favs together for the whole week! How cool! Can't wait to see what else you guys come up with!

Michelle Nelson said...

Basic Grey and Hero Stamps - both the definition of quality and style! My favorite sketch site is Pencil Lines. The do a great job of keeping their site updated and have the best designers showing alot of variations on the same sketch. Could I be soooo lucky to win this prize package???

Summer, Andy and Audrey said...

Oooo, I 'm excited about the big mystery prize... But nowhere near excited as I am about my hubby coming home from his deployment on Christmas Eve!! Talk about getting home in the nick of time :) And he's only home for 15 days before having to head back to the bad place :( I'm grateful for what I can get though.

Heather said...

My favorite Basic Grey product is the Color Me Silly line. I own almost every line, but for some reason that one just pops for me. I have 2 reserve packs just in case they ever take it out of circulation! LOL I LOVE the Hero Arts Owl stamps. Especially the Halloween themed ones. Oh so cute!!!

Jennifer.T said...

My favourite line by BG by far would have to be Romani, purely because it brings back great memories from when I first took up scrapbooking :o)

P said...

I love HEro & BG together! What a treat!


P

Jenny said...

Wow, how exciting. I love both Basic Grey and Hero! Love all the projects, and looking forward to all the inspiration.

Dixie Lee said...

I love page sketches...love love love them. I have a huge notebook of printed out ideas.

it all started with BH and then pagemaps...

My favorite place for inspiration though is still two peas for layouts.
For cards and rubber stamping it's Jennifer McGuire and Hero Arts with Dawn's stamping thoughts taking a close second!

Paola said...

I saw your work on the Hero Arts blog. I just love the layout with all the hearts. The combination of Basic Grey and Hero Arts cannot really be beat! Love them both. I can't wait to see what 09 brings for both companies!

Jenna Franklin said...

That layout is darling, Kelly! I can't wait to play with this line!

Kristin said...

I love your interpretations of the sketch. I like to work with sketches too and it always amazes me how many interpretations there are for any one sketch!

Brooke said...

Love your work and Basic Grey! Thanks for the giveaway. I've been using the Mistletoe & Pear line on my cards this year. I love the colors of the paper you used - reminds me of valentines ...

Ann said...

My fave BG line right now is Urban Prairie, but I can't wait to get my hands on Bittersweet. It's sooo yummy!!

Angel S. said...

Bith companies are great - Basic Grey and Hero Arts! Quality products with creative designs. Thanks for the chance to enter!

Marilyn said...

Kelly, I am so excited for this week! You know I LOVE BG!!! I love anything BG, and right now I am in love with Wassail!! I can't wait for Bittersweet, all that pink and brown, YUMMY!!!

Andrea said...

I love your blog and even though the holidays are crazy- I am enjoying this inspiration and the new Bittersweet line is beautiful. I am working on some mini albums with the Urban Prairie Line right now.

Susanne said...

Oh, what a fun week it's going to be. Combining Hero Arts and Basic Grey - can't go wrong. My favourite stamps now is HA Owl Christmas.

Heather Ruwe said...

You and Jennifer are doing such great job this week. I can't wait to see more. I love Hero Arts teaming up with Basic Grey...Heaven! Thanks for the cool giveaway.

Anonymous said...

I recently found the Hero Arts Blog and I love it!! I enjoyed the sneak peeks, and love the background stamp and slanted tree. They are on my wish list.
Happy Holidays!!

Debbie S

Cassie said...

Great layout. I'm loving the combo of Basic Grey and Hero Arts...they go so well together!

Jacqueline said...

Basic Grey and Hero Arts - the best possible combination! Love both of them and have proven to be my favorite products over the years!!

BunnyFreak said...

I love the Tuesday match ups of Basic Grey and Hero Arts! They go great together. Plus Tuesday's post on the HA blog used my favorite sketch's Page Maps by Becky Fleck.

Jackie said...

Basic Grey and Hero Arts - a perfect combination. Hero Arts is my favorite stamp company and I buy a lot of BG paper but tend to hoard it :) Our scrapbooking store does not do reorders, so when it's gone, it's gone. I don't want to run out, right??

Lyn S said...

Love all the Basic Grey papers! A favourite is the Blush range and Wassail is making it into a lot of Christmas cards right now! Love the new HA shadow stamps!

just me....lynn said...

Two of my favorite products basic grey and hero arts!! Love them both! thanks for all the inspiration

Lori Y. said...

I'm REALLY loving the BG Wassail line right now. the colors are so rich and elegant! It looks like the Bittersweet line will also be a favorite! And I can't wait to get my hands on the new HA critter stamps. They are just too cute! thanks for the giveaway!

morningsunstudio@hotmail.com said...

Its amazing how BG papers just go with EVERYTHING-any style-cute,artsy,traditional-you name it!
mary w

Anonymous said...

Love your layout, I will have to scraplift that one for sure and those hero art stamps are so cute.

Gina said...

Gorgeous goodies there..don't think there's ever been a BG line I haven't loved! Bittersweet will be no exception Love what you've done with the sketch..fabulous! :D

Jennifer Richards said...

This week is going to be fantastic with all of the great projects you guys are doing. I love the combination of the 2 companies working together. You have both done a fantastic job of showing off your creativity with some great products! Keep up the great work.

Lin said...

I am LOVING those Bittersweet papers!! I love Valentine's Day and they look like they would be perfect for all my cards. My favorite new thing are the Hero shadow stamps and inks just released. I would love to win your giveaway, thanks for offering me a chance!

Anonymous said...

My favorite BG line is Urban Couture. I love all the browns. I still have BG from when I first started scrapbooking. I am hording my Dawson line...:)

Melissa Miller

ShellyJ said...

Cute cute cute stuff! can't wait to see it in the stores. ... it is really begining to feel like Chritsmas here in my house! I have the tree up, and Christmas cards ready to be tossed into the mailbox! Woohoo! ... now to get moving on the wraping!

Tara said...

I think these scetches are all so wonderful. I think my favorite Basic Grey papers are the Pheobe ones. I love the colors and the delicate flowers. It also happens to be named after my favorite cousin! :D

Laura said...

I loved your "Poser" layout! Basic Grey and Hero Arts- what a great combo.

Megan said...

I love Page Maps. I get so many good ideas there, and it makes scrapping more fun - less work, so I get more done. I love your projects this week!

Anonymous said...

I find sketches all over in fact have taught classes in it in my area. I like to make up sketches with scraps that are laying out on my table. Hero Arts & Basic Grey...what a combination! stamping sue
StamprSue@aol.com

Estivalia said...

I love the combination of the paper and the heart set, they go so well together!

My favourite site for cardsketches is Pagemaps :)

d:t:a said...

Basic Grey and Hero Arts...this is too much...both of these products make for yummy projects (without the calories)! I like putting together all this yummy goodness with Pencil Lines.

Batta Family said...

What an awesome collaboration, BG and Hero Arts. I love them both. I just did a whole album filled with the BG mellow collection for my fall photo shoot with my kids. It looked so great and I am so proud of the end product. You can never go wrong with BG. I will be tuning in every day!!!

pattyb said...

Those sketches are awesome. Thanks for the help. I love the combination of Basic Grey and Hero Arts.

sarita said...

what a good pairing - Basic Grey and Hero Arts!! GREAT ideas and projecs!
thanks for the opportunity to win some great things.

Trace Geworsky said...

ooohh.this is super exciting:)
My very fave Basic Grey line is still archaic.
I have never been able to get my hands on any Hero arts yet, so Ive been admiring them from afar!!!

Beth W. in FL said...

I love everything Hero Arts and Basic Grey - I am addicted! Thanks for the great sketch inspiration!

Lisa Graves said...

Basic Grey is one of my favorites and I love the pagemaps. Love your samples. :-)

Linda said...

Basic Grey and Hero Arts are two of my favorite lines. Combine the two and you just can't go wrong...I'm loving using them together! Your page is gorgeous!

ivwhy said...

i don't usually go to sites that have sketches to make a card or scrap a page. i REALLY should since i sit for a looooong time trying to figure out what to do!!
love your layout you came up with out of the sketch! easy when you have a great subject (he's a cutie!).

Lucille K said...

Sketch challenges are my favorites, get's the creative juices flowing and I love to see everyone's spin on the sketch. HA and BG are 2 of my favorites, pick almost anything by you guys and I love it. TY.

Maya said...

Love your layout! BG and Hero Arts - great combination!

Rachel D said...

I am in love with Urban Praire at the moment. The chipboard from that line is awesome!

Raffa Stock said...

Your sketches are so cute!
I loved how you can use them for a page or a card.
My two favorite sketches websites are pagemaps and got sketch. I always seem to find a good idea around there.

Kelly Booth said...

I Love the new Basic Grey Papers...i think my favorite is Urban Prairie right now....
Love the Sketches you two have done!

Eva said...

I just love Basic Grey! I don't think I can choose a favorite line...
For sketches I ususally visit Page Maps!

Linda Deline said...

I love Basic Grey papers... those are the first ones I look for. Happy holidays!.

Gracie said...

I love Basic Gret papers! I'm loving the new line , Bittersweet. I'm a chocoholic and those PPs make me think of chocolates. LOL. I get a lot of sketch inspiration from Page Maps & Rough Draft. And for the Hero Arts Stamps, I guess it's hard to choose just 1 coz they have so many beautiful designs.

Fiorella said...

I love Basic Grey, all the lines, I don't have a favorite, and Hero arts are...simply great!!!

Kristen said...

So adorable! Kelly, I am obsessed with your work! You are such an inspiration to me as I get started scrapbooking my daughters first album. Love the idea of sketching and these stamps are just too freakin cute! I can't wait to see all the fun things you creat this week! I love all the Basic Grey papers, but Urban Prairie is my fav right now!

Mary Jane said...

I can't wait to get my hands on the Bittersweet line. It's beautiful combined with the woodblock patterned hearts from Hero Arts.

Jessica said...

How pretty! I love the new BG paper. I can't decide what my fave line is, but right now I'm really loving Wassail! Especially the turtle doves pattern. Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Your ideas/creations are very cute. Love how you used all of the wonderful products!

Heather M. said...

I am soooo excited about this new line from BG! It is my favorite so far!
I love that sketch - it's awesome with all those circles! And your layout is so beautiful! I love how you scrap your boys with pinks. :)

Linh Chin-Lai said...

I love the new lines! I have a special area of my scraproom just for Basic Grey papers. :)

Daniela/Neliz said...

I have 2 HeroArts stamps wich i love soo much. These Two:

http://www.heroarts.com/global/prodimages/G5066.jpg

AND this one (I have the tree to the left)

http://www.heroarts.com/global/prodimages/LP123.jpg

Def my fav stamps this christmas!

Sandra Shelton said...

I just love these new heart stamps. I can't wait to get them. You both did outstanding work with these stamps.

Mary said...

Thanks for sharing some time and creations with us this week. Hero Arts and BasicGrey go very well together. I visit Hero Arts first thing everyday. I get inspired by the great ideas posted from the different artists. Now I will have to add yours to my list becuz you also have inspired me. May your days be Merry and Bright,
Merry Christmas Kelly from Maine

Cheri Howard said...

So many of the new Hero stamps are so cute! I could burn an entire paycheck on all the wonderful things you're offering - and the catalogue isn't even out yet! Thanks for great images.

Toni W. said...

I love Basic Grey, and paired with Hero, what a combo! I have to say this Bittersweet line is pretty fab! Thanks for sharing!

Vera Wirianta said...

enFor sketches, I've been loving the ones from Scrapbooks, Etc. It's my favorite magazine, too. For stamps, of course Hero Arts and Stampin Up. Have a happy holiday season...

Church Lady said...

Kelly

I just love the heart layout. As I was drifting off to sleep last night I was thinging of this layout. In my drifting my idea was to do our family Christmas photo and do snowflakes in place of the hearts. Thanks for doing so much for Hero Arts!

Sandi N.

Julie M said...

Love the new line. My favourites of the recent lines are Ambrosia and Granola. And Hero Arts are my favourite stamping company, so the combination of the two is ALL good!!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Becca said...

I love Becky's PageMaps sketches as well! And of course I LOVE everything Basic Grey makes!!! Happy Holidays!

javagirl said...

Kelly, Kelly, you never cease to amaze me. You just happen to be my favorite scrapbook artist of all time. Your work is so inspiring especially since Basic Grey is my 1st choice of pp. This page is no different. Can't wait to get my hands on that bittersweet. TFS

NikkiH said...

I can tell that the new bittersweet line will be another one of my faves :)

I can't really just pick one favorite, I love all the newer lines, Eva, Urban Prairie, Ambrosia, offbeat etc.

You did beautiful work with the BG and the stamps Miss Kelly.

BTW, I am having so much fun with the BG calendars, I picked up 4 of them that I am working on for Christmas gifts, saves me soooo much time this year, THANK YOU for that girl!

nikki

Jen said...

A whole week of basic grey and hero arts! A match made in papercraft heaven. I am a big fan of the 6 by 6 paper pads and recently got the cupcake one.

jodie said...

I love these hearts!! Gorgeous!

melita said...

these are so cute! love the heart stamps and the bittersweet line! what a sweet combination! =)

Ann said...

Oh, I can't stop scrapping my pictures with the Granola line by Basic Grey. I love your beautiful layouts!

Anonymous said...

I agree 100% with Rebecca, who said she can't walk by any Basic Grey in the store and then can't scrap with it because it's so pretty! I love it all and couldn't pick a favorite.

Gina HM

Noinin said...

I'm excited about the new Hero Arts flower design block - I can see loads of possibilities ;)

Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy :)

Phinny said...

Love these Bittersweet papers. Yum!

Jamie said...

I'm pretty new to stamping so I am loving all the great ideas. I can't wait till Christmas is over so I can get back to scrapping...pages & cards (also new for me).

Ruth H said...

I'm just getting to know Basic Grey and I absolutely love the smaller prints. They are perfect for cards!!

Anonymous said...

Love this....I so am loving basic grey and of course pink paislee...I get all my inspiration from Katie Watson (designer for Maya Roads and Pink Paislee) and of course Kelly (your work is so amazing)

Jeannie

dlcc10 said...

I love everything Basic Grey. I'm doing my Christmas Countdown journal right now with Wassail. Really love this paper.

jintyoo7 said...

The PERFECT combination, Hero Arts and Basic Grey, I'm in Heaven. Thank you

kjohnston7 said...

I can't wait to get the Bittersweet paper! It has been great to see the many different ways you have used it. Thanks once again for the inspiration to get scrapping!

Anonymous said...

What a great combination...Hero Arts and Basic Grey! It's a win, win situation all around!
Cheers
Anna D

Elaine said...

Love hero stamps and the layouts and cards here on your blog are incredibly cute! Nice details and composition that's easy to replicate ;-)

peggy w said...

Basic Grey always has the most lucious paper. It is one of my favorite companies for paper. Your ideas are great. Thank you for your contests.

Hope said...

Those papers are so beautiful. I love the layout you've done, it's gorgeous.

Jessica said...

Wow, that layout is gorgeous! I love those heart stamps.

Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

Lynette C said...

I love these hearts and butterflies stamp. So adorable.

Katie Kerwin said...

I love the new 6x6 BG pads for card making. The new Bittersweet papers look great.

ちゅと said...

hi Kelly!

My favorite BG is Cupcake and sultry (and I can't to wait to see the new ones here soon!) :D!

Also love Pencil Lines for sketches ;) and Scrap In Japan (thanks for jping us!)

Happy holidays!

YUKO

3 Sons said...

I really adore what ya'll are doing. Esp. the different styles. The heart stamps look super!

JeanFB said...

Thanks so much for the opportunity to win some great products. Right now I simply cannot get enough of Basic Grey's Wassail.... I think I may have to hoard a bunch for next year, too!!!

Gwen P. said...

I love the sketches that are show cased this week. HA have so many fabulous stamps that I couldn't possibly pick a favorite. I really like the new hearts though!

Ravengirl said...

Love, love, love Basic Grey! Your layout is just fab! I adore those patterned hearts. I would love to win the blog candy!

AmyInKy said...

When I first saw the new BG, I thought I'd never be able to use it for my two boys. I love how you made it work on a BOY page! :)

Carolyn Mcavoy said...

sounds like a great prize..
love your work...

Carolyn Mcavoy said...

Oh, my favorite site is pagemaps..I get idea's from sketches..

s zuklich said...

love the layout. bg has to be one of my all time favorite companies! the bittersweet is just sweet!

Brenda said...

I love both Basic gray and Hero Arts. They make a fabulous pair. Your layout is wonderfully sweet. TFS

annesatx said...

Wow, what a great combination -- Basic Grey and Hero Arts! I really love BG's Ambrosia and Boxer lines and as for Hero Arts, it's so hard to pick just one -- I think I love them all!

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

That Bittersweet looks pretty cool!

Kerry said...

Hi :) I am so enjoying watching what you and Jennifer McGuire are doing on Hero Arts this week! BG and HA are two of my *MOST* favourite things imaginable. Thank you for all the time and creativity you are spoiling us with! I love the HA designblock stamps - I seem to be using those alot in my crafting at the moment. I'm also enjoying the BG Urban Prairie papers - they're *sooooo yummy - especially the 6x6 size for cards. Have a great day and a gloriously lovely holiday season!

suzanne said...

Oh wow! That layout is so cute! I just love it!

waldenbunch said...

Absolutely love Page Maps sketch site and blog. And her new book.

Anita said...

All the sketches are great. It would be hard to choose one.
anitamocha@sbcglobal.net

naisula said...

Wow, I'm lovin' that Bittersweet line! Didn't know about sketch sites before (where have I been?), and really loving all the new HA stamps.

MEMORY ARTIST said...

My favorite basic grey product is the periphery line. Of course, I love most things basic grey, so it is really hard to choose!! Love their Wassail line as well! Just can't get enough Basic Grey!!

Sandy said...

I just stumbled onto your website from Jennifer's site and I absolutely fell in love. I can't wait to explore more of what Hero Arts and other companies have to offer!! Great blog and *click* added to favorites!

Natasha said...

I am loving the collaborations!! I just LOVE Basic Grey, I think that in my first ever scrap expo I bought every Basic Grey line out there!! I have to admit that I can't not buy every single line they produce;)

Far North said...

Terrific sketches! Love that you are playing with HA stamps too! Can't wait to personally start playing with the new HA stamps!

Karen from Ontario said...

I just found your blog and I am enjoying checking it all out. I love the Hero arts stamps...they were the first ones that I bought many years ago.

Victoria S. said...

Hearts hearts hearts!
i love hearts! also circles so thanks for the sketch ideas - i will use them!

Marla said...

wow, some Basic Grey and Hero Arts would make someone an awesome Christmas present!! I love how BG is always able to keep it fresh and always provides something different from everyone else and which never fails to be awesome :) I love the 6x6 pads...

Sammie said...

I love the look of the resist embossing you did on the conversation hearts. I need to try that technique!

Louise said...

Just love that new Bittersweet paper! Love your page too!

Holly said...

I love the BG papers but haven't had a chance to use many of them yet :(......I love the HA clear stamps so much I always have a hard time deciding which one to buy when I'm at the store!!

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